Wilo SE is a worldwide manufacturer of pumps and pump systems for building services, the entire water management chain and industry. It comes as no surprise that Wilo is working with cutting-edge technologies such as Additive Manufacturing. Learn how they use the NETZSCH DSC 214 Polyma to understand the thermal behavior of new material choices.
This week, we move back from thermoplastics to UV-curing resins, which are deposited in a different way. Together with binder jetting, material jetting is the only Additive Manufacturing process that can print in color. We introduce the process principle and look at benefits and applications of Material Jetting.
This festive season of the year is for many the season for baking cookies and biscuits. But then, we have to decide: parchment paper or silicone baking mat? Today, we are answering the question if the two options are safe to use.
In a previous article, the process window in the Selective Laser Sintering process with polyamide 12 powder was determined with dynamic measurements. In this article, we explain how isothermal measurements can be used for more advanced studies.
Material Extrusion is the most widespread Additive Manufacturing technology. This week, we look at the process principle, materials used and at benefits and applications of this technology.
The Rosand RH2000 Capillary Rheometer is an instrument that analyzes the flow properties of any type of material under processing conditions, like high forces and high speeds. Our rheology specialist, Torsten Remmler, shows how to prepare the instrument for an experiment and gives important tips when operating it.
Photopolymers used in the Additive Manufacturing technology Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) are challenging materials. Little is known so far about the consequences of increased temperatures, e.g., due to higher room temperatures. A research paper aims to investigate the influence of temperatures on such dual curing resins and finds that the Photo-DSC is most effective in tracking the thermal conversion as well as to identify optimal exposure times.
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) is one of the oldest Additive Manufacturing technologies invented in the 80s. However, its suitability for end-use parts and its constant innovations are driving this technology further ahead. This week we look at two important variations of Powder Bed Fusion.
Imagine the typical situation in everyday laboratory work: A new sample has to be analyzed, but what are the suitable measurement conditions such as temperature program, sample mass or the right crucible? And what measurement results can be expected? Perhaps such kind of sample was already measured by you in the past ‒ or maybe by NETZSCH. Wouldn’t it help a lot to simply search in a database for thermal analysis? Identify, which is a part of the Proteus® analysis software, is the solution!
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), often called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), the component is built up in layers in a powder bed using a laser beam that passes over the cross-section of the layer to locally melt the powder. In order to characterize a polymer powder for its suitability for SLS and to determine the possible process window, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is used. Learn how to set up and interpret the measurements!